British Beer and Pub Association, earlier the Brewers' Society and the Brewers' and Licensed Retailers' Association

Scope and Content

Administrative records, including minutes and accounts; extensive series of subject files; subscription books; advertising /publicity material; etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Brewers' Society was formed in 1904 as a result of the amalgamation of the Country Brewers' Society, the London Brewers' Society and the Burton Brewers' Society. Its aim was to promote the interests of the brewing trade.

In 1994 the Brewers' Society changed its name and expanded its remit to become the Brewers' and Licensed Retailers' Association (BLRA) - an organisation that represented owners of pubs and other beer retailers, as well as brewers. In 2001 the BLRA was renamed the British Beer and Pub Association.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Beer and Pub Association on 19 March 2001. Related publications were added to the deposit in 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds archives for the Country Brewers' Society (MSS.420/CB), the National Trade Defence Association (MSS.420/NT), Brewing Patents Ltd (MSS.420/BP), Research Property Company Ltd (MSS.420/RC), Review Press Ltd (MSS.420/RP), Bedfordshire Brewers' Association (MSS.420/BB), and the Kent Brewers' Union (MSS.420/KB).

The Oxford Brookes University Library holds the National Brewing Library.